Cyber Essentials

We’re Cyber Essentials Plus certified which confirms our compliance with the requirements of the UK Government's Cyber Essentials Scheme.

Cyber Essentials is a cyber security standard that organisations can be assessed and certified against. The scheme is designed to help protect organisations, whatever their size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks. Their ‘plus’ level requires completing a hands-on technical verification process.

Achieving our Cyber Essentials Plus Certification delivers:

  • A promise to our stakeholders that we have cyber security measures in place.
  • Reassurance to customers that we take cyber security seriously.
  • A listing on the directory of compliant organisations. 


ICAEW Authorised Training Employer

We’re an authorised ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) training employer. This accreditation demonstrates that we offer high quality training to any of our staff who wish to gain qualifications available under the scheme, including ultimately the ACA. The ACA is a rigorous qualification for those wishing to become Chartered Accountants, and is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector.


Living Wage Employer

We’re an accredited Living Wage Employer.

This means that every member of staff at ABC earns a real Living Wage; an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that’s based on the actual cost of living.

The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s Minimum or National Living Wage and is announced annually by the Living Wage Foundation.

Whilst we’re a non-profit distributing company, we recognise that these are challenging financial times. Undergoing this accreditation helps us ensure we’re doing our best to support all our employees, both those directly employed by ABC and our third party contracted staff.



We all understand the importance of looking after our planet, and at ABC we believe that we can all make a difference. That’s why we’re working towards becoming a NetZero organisation.

Our journey began working with Carbon Footprint. They helped us understand what our carbon footprint is and showed us how we could offset our emissions.

We’ve now completed our first step by calculating our emissions and offsetting those each year through verified carbon reduction projects.

This is the beginning on our continuous journey towards reducing our footprint as far as possible and achieving NetZero.